Our practice would like to welcome Dr Gordon Taylor to our team of GP's.
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Our clinic is now open on Saturday from 9am to 1pm for Urgent on the day appointments.
Existing patients of the practice who are unable to attend during the week, due to work commitments are able to book in advance.
We DO NOT Bulk Bill any patient on a Saturday (including children).
CHANGE of online booking provider for ONLINE BOOKINGS
As of 01/10/2017 we have changed online booking providers.
You may download the App and register for use. Please ensure you register your details to match your medical records, including capital letters.
Please download the new App from the ITunes App Store or Google Play for HotDoc.
You may also receive a reminder notification as a SMN it will show as from YourGP,
and advise that you have a health messagefrom The Doctors at Lavington & Thurgoona.
It will ask that you click a link (if you have a smart phone) or you may simply call our rooms.
If you click the link you will be required to enter your Last Name and Date of Birth to confirm
that you are the intended recipient. Once done you will be advised of the reason for the message
eg Non-Urgent Recall, this requires you to make immediate contact with the practice to book an
appointment. The example above, means the doctor would like to see you within 2 weeks.
We are pleased to have Dr Madawala run The Doctors Skin Cancer Clinic @ Lavington, operating from 347 Wagga Road Lavington.
This services is available on Wednesday mornings only and appointments must be made via telephone 02 6057 7100.
Dr Navindra Madawala
- MBBS, FRACGP
- Cert. in Primary Care Skin Cancer Surgery
- Cert. In Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine
- Cert. in Advanced Dermoscopy & Histopathology
"Our aim is to provide early assessment and diagnosis of skin lesions".
- Full body skin checks
- Surgical excision provided on site, including flap repairs.
Digital MoleMapping Available using the state of the art digital Molemax HD Machine. This allows storage of photos for ongoing comparison for early identification of changes to lesions -The fee will depend on the number of moles to be mapped and therefore the time taken to complete the screening.
MEDICARE: At this stage there is no Medicare cover for the MoleMap procedure. PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE: Insurers' policies are quite dynamic and as such we cannot provide guidance on which ones provide coverage (full or partial) for the MoleMap procedure. Please enquire from your provider requesting details on coverage for "Melanoma surveillance imaging and diagnosis".
Two in three Australians will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. The good news is that 95 percent of skin cancers can be successfully treated if detected early.
A simple check could save your life. We should all check our skin regularly. Get to know your skin and take immediate action if you notice any changes.
If you have fair skin, blue or green eyes, fair or red hair or lots of moles or freckles you are at high risk of developing skin cancer.
Cumulative UV exposure also contributes to your risk of developing skin cancer. So if you grew up in Australia, work outdoors or spend lots of time in the sun you should take time to protect and check your skin.
Avoid sunburn by minimising sun exposure when the SunSmart UV Alert exceeds 3 and especially in the middle of the day when UV levels are most intense. Seek shade, wear a hat that covers the head, neck and ears, wear sun protective clothing and close-fitting sunglasses, and wear an SPF30+ sunscreen. Avoid using solariums (tanning salons).